· In the J80 class the victory went to Marina Coruña skippered by Pablo Martínez and in the Ladies Cup the trophy was led by the women from Madrid led by Amparo Mollá
· The competition took place in two regatta fields located in the bay of Baiona and the anchorage of the Cíes Islands with ideal weather conditions
· The Prince of Asturias Trophy, sponsored by Storax and Terras Gauda, continues tomorrow Saturday with the second day of tests and the delivery of the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards
Spectacular first day of the Prince of Asturias Trophy, which began this afternoon in Baiona with ideal weather conditions for the fleet to navigate.
With sunshine, good seas and northerly winds of about 14 knots on average and peaks of 18, the different classes were able to complete several windward-leeward tests in the Bay of Baiona and the Cíes Islands anchorage.
In the outer zone the boats of the ORC 1, 2 and 3 classes competed. Two canes were disputed that made up a route of about 6 miles in a field located to the east of the archipelago. The tests began on time, according to the scheduled time, and were carried out without incident.
In the group of ORC 1 the victory was taken by the Portuguese Fifty, from Rui Ramada, from the Monte Real Club de Yates. Pairo 8, from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo, fought for first place, but Luis Bugallo’s men were unable to beat the Portuguese and had to settle for second place. The provisional bronze of the trophy is held by Castrosúa, skippered by Willy Alonso.
In ORC 2, Pedro Campos’ Movistar, from the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, came with the desire to revalidate his victory in the previous edition of the trophy and carried out two great regattas on this first day of competition. He became the leader of his class, leaving second place for Solventis, from Monte Real, with Malalo Bermúdez de Castro at the helm. In third position is Ramón Ojea’s Bosch Service Solutions, with a crew from the Club Marítimo de Canido sailing school.
The Portuguese from Plan B, from Clube de Vela Atlántico, skippered by Nuno Ribas, won the ORC 3 class. The provisional podium is completed by Luis Suárez’s Maracaná Mediolanum, with a pendant from the Real Club Náutico de Vigo; and the Fend La Bise by Jean Claude Sarrade, from the Yacht Clube do Porto.
In the J80 competition, if there is something to be highlighted from the first three tests that were held for the Prince of Asturias Trophy, it is the equality that existed between all the boats. The fleet competed very close together and the differences were minimal. Despite everything, there was a leading boat, the Marina Coruña, skippered by Pablo Martínez, of the Real Club Náutico de A Coruña. The provisional silver and bronze are held, after this first day, by two boats from the Monte Real Club de Yates, Gerardo Alonso’s Virazón and Willy Caamaño’s Mi Moneda.
Along with the J80s, the female crews of the Ladies Cup also competed in the Bay of Baiona. The three windward-leeward routes disputed gave victory to the Madrilenian Sailing Federation team led by Amparo Mollá. Second place went to the local team, from the Monte Real Club de Yates, skippered by Genoveva Pereiro; and the third for the Natural Ladies girls from the Burriana Regatta Club, with Elena Saez de Juan at the helm.
The thirtieth edition of the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy, sponsored by Storax and Terras Gauda, continues tomorrow Saturday from noon with the second day of tests, in which the entire fleet will already be present. The Open and the Classics will also go out on the water, to compete in a coastal regatta. The rest of the boats will fight again for the podium in windward-leeward routes.
Once the competition is over, starting at eight in the afternoon, the Monte Real Club de Yates will host the gala for the Terras Gauda National Sailing Awards, which this year will be collected, among others, by Chuny Bermúdez and Álex Pella.